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US to Send UN Ambassador to Taiwan, Angering China

By Kyodo News 8 January 2021

WASHINGTON/TAIPEI—US President Donald Trump’s administration will send its UN ambassador, Kelly Craft, to Taiwan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday in a move blasted by China.

It will be the first visit to Taiwan by a US ambassador to the United Nations since 1971, when Beijing’s accession to the world body led to the loss of Taiwan’s UN seat, according to Taiwan media.

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